Housing bill cuts reverse-mortgage fees

But confusion still looms around loan limits

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"Some people will say reverse mortgages are absolutely too expensive, while others will tell you they are the greatest deal on earth. What all the years of talking to seniors about reverse mortgages has taught me is that you can show somebody what something costs, but you cannot tell them what it’s worth to them," said Ken Scholen, founder of the nonprofit National Center for Home Equity Conversion.